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Su'a Cravens is happy to make plays at safety or linebacker

Su'a Cravens is happy to make plays at safety or linebacker
USC safety Su'a Cravens made an impact last week for the Trojans when he was moved to an outside linebacker position against Oregon State. (Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images)

Su'a Cravens smiled and would not respond directly when asked if he was happy about his move from safety to linebacker.

Cravens - who is listed as a safety - said he "just wants to make plays."

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He made enough against Oregon State — six tackles, a sack and an interception returned for a touchdown — to play himself back into the linebacker position again this week against Arizona State.

"I made plays," Cravens said. "So, I'm happy."

Cravens was selected as the Chuck Bednarik Player of the Week, presented to the nation's top defensive player.

USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox said the 6-foot-1, 225-pound Cravens was physically suited to play both strong safety and linebacker.

"He's a big guy and he's got really good instincts," Wilcox said.

Cravens said he could return to the secondary Oct. 11 at Arizona.

"I'm still a safety," he said, still smiling. "This week just happens to be a linebacker week."

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